The four Macon-based Central Georgia Association mens all-star teams have been selected.
Members were chosen based on the highest league averages as recorded at the end of 2013. The four teams are divided by age, with the first two teams being those members below 50. The senior squad is composed of bowlers age 50 or older, and the super seniors of men age 65 or older.
The members of the first team are Matthew Adams, Corey Conger, Terry Johnson, Travis Patterson, James Rosario and David Rutherford. The second squad consists of Doug Cox, Jerod Dumas, Dennis Hanson, Al Nunez, Will Smith and Bryan Wimberly. These groups will be competing against other Georgia association teams March 1-2 in Columbus.
The Central Georgia senior squad is made up of members Erie Chisolm, Joe Gary, Hanson, David Hutcherson, Nunez and Johnnie Pryor. The senior statewide competition will take place March 22-23 in Valdosta. The super seniors (Charles Carter, Gary, Hutcherson and Pryor) will bowl April 12-13 in Milledgeville.
The two Warner Robins-based Middle Georgia Association mens all-star teams for the current year were selected based on a 12-game tournament held at the two bowling establishments in Warner Robins. The members of the first team are Bill Amaral, Dan Bueno, Dennis Craig, Mike Handley, Nick Nicholson and Steve Putnam. The second team consists of Bernard Height, Todd Manning, Armando Moore, Jeremy Patterson, Joe StCyr and Robert Walker. They will also participate in Columbus.
Honor awards keep piling up
Johnson posted the Central Georgia Associations 50th 800-plus series. Participating in the Thursday Night Pinbusters league at Macon Gold Cup, Johnson recorded games of 299, 247 and 255 for a total pin count of 801.
Pryor followed by rolling the seasons 19th perfect game in the Outsiders league (Macon). Warner Robins bowlers produced a foursome of 300 games, bringing the yearly total to 23. Three of these occurred at the Russell Parkway Gold Cup center -- Tommy Lamb (Town and Country league) and Handley and Patterson (Mens Commercial league). Manning also posted a 300 in the Tuesday Peterson Point league at Robins lanes.
Gold Cup Teen Challenge
In the Middle Georgia USBC Gold Cup Teen Challenge bowled for scholarship money, the first place finishers were Savannah Crabb and Hunter Higgins in the 6-12 age group and Necole Hilton and Rijad Numanoric in the 13-19 age group. More than $800 in scholarships were awarded.
Turtles Club tournament
In the 32nd annual Warner Robins Turtles Club tournament, first place for the women went to Jessica Johnson, and top honors for the men went to Chris Gould.
Eleven in a row
James Copeland received the USBC award for 11 strikes in a row.
Commercial Tenpin highs went to Jerod Dumas (781), David Rutherford (759/279 game), Nunez (729 and 703), Calvin Hill (712) and Kevin Huffman (70 1/275 game). Topping the Outsiders was Greg Edrington (736). The Wednesday night mixed group was on fire with highs from Trey Smith (786/289 game), Conger (770/279 game), Johnson (749/278 game), Kevin Huffman (748/290 game), Nick Johnson (738), Cox (736/279 game), Adams (716), Bill Johnson (712/276 game), Erika Leslie (610) and Hutcherson (290 game). Kudos on Thursday went to Bryon Fuller (704) and Sylvia Ficklin (254 game). Additional highs went to Cassius Williams (697), Walker (694), Bryant Saffold (685), Tim Farley (684), Alvin Irvin (676), Bernice Davis (588) and Kimberly Barkemeyer (580). The leaders in the senior league were Steve Davis (627), Charles Bagley (602), Carter (601) and Kathy Jones (552/227 game). Setting new game highs for the youth were Daniel Taylor (169) in the Golden Youth league (8-11 year old) and Hannah Leuenberger (118) in the Golden Nuggets league (3-7 years old).
Warner Robins action
The Kings and Queens stars were Lamb (712), Stephen Lackey (703/278 game) and Cathy Gould (600). Plaudits go to Mens Commercial bowlers Kyle Snell (771) and Jimmy Mauro (751). New Kids in the Alley top scores came from Mark Petit (768/280 game), Copeland (717/277 game), Trellis Hamilton (695/265 game) and Cady McRight (633). Leading the Town and Country group was Paul Higgenbotham (280 game). Ryan Nolan (277 game) topped the Tuesday bowlers. Other top sets were recorded by Jerry Dudley (691), Rodell Poole (685) and Moore (682). Excelling in the senior leagues were Henry Owens (716/268), Mike Mauro (683/265 game), John Trichinotis (683) and Linna Nielsen (558). Timothy Wilhite (703/254 game) was terrific for the senior youth.
Robins AFB action
Walker (742/278 game) and Celena Wilson (706) topped the AFRC bowlers. Friday stars were Putnam (743), Billy Kountz (726), Nicholson (708) and Amanda Ross (650). The Tuesday Peterson Point leaders were McRight (7333/279 game) and Jimmy Jean (701). Other top scores included Moore (676), Carolyn Helmick (588) and Amber Lethco (577). Youth highs went to Micah Spears (661) and Cara Stasel (575).
Tools of the trade
QUESTION: If my team cannot field a legal lineup due to bad weather, can I request a postponement?
ANSWER: The USBC holds that inclement weather is sufficient cause and therefore the team must be granted a postponement if the team cannot field a legal lineup. If the team is able to field a legal lineup, the postponement does not have to be granted.
The Central Georgia USBC Senior Open will be held on weekends from March 22-30 at the Macon Gold Cup Center. Singles and doubles will be held. The entry fee is $20 per event. The deadline is March 15.
The 65th annual Georgia State USBC Open Championship will be held on weekends from April 26-May 18 in Columbus. Singles, doubles and team events will be held. The entry fee is $24 per event. The deadline is March 12.
Macon Gold Cup
COMMERCIAL TENPIN: Jerod Dumas 781, David Rutherford 759-279, Calvin Hill 712, Al Nunez 702, Kevin Huffman 275, Robert Walker 267, Chris Bunce 257; Bernice Davis 540-207, Joyce Gooden 469-181.
GOLDEN NUGGETS: Joseph Leuenberger 169-96, Kory Howard 153-81; Hannah Leuenberger 211-118.
GOLDEN TEENS: Michael Gosnell 555-210, Filmore Thomas 544-245; Rebecca Gosnell 444-162, Maeghan Hudson 440-163.
GOLDEN YOUTH: Daniel Taylor 400-169, Adam Lin 358-124; EMyla Thomas 336-128, Sarah Leuenberger 289-108.
MACON-BIBB RAMPERS: Aaron Davis 236-120, Tom Finney 213, Greg Childs 114; Christi Campbell 234, Keri Hughes 220, Terry Calloway 128.
MACON-BIBB SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Mark Baker 309-165, William Reeves 278-141; Chanda Davis 244-143. Dana Glass 224-126.
MONDAY SMOKE FREE: Charles Bagley 642-237, Steve Davis 599, Joe Gary 598-210, Clay Etheridge 576, Charles Carter 231, Ed White 213; Lisa Whittington 559-214, Kathy Jones 550-200, Donna Maynard 516-198.
OUTSIDERS: Greg Edrington 736-266, Charles Carter 650, Johnnie Pryor 200; Stacy Thompson 497, Gwen Christian 475-176, Carol Wallace 181.
SOUTHSIDERS: Sandra Fraley 552, Cathy Grant 544-223, Kathy Jones 519-194, Colleen Dunagan 202.
SUNDAY NIGHT MIXED: Johnnie Pryor 647-228, Troy Chitty 617-240, Clay Etheridge 595-213, Darrell Davis 561-225; Janette Nelson 541-192, Lisa Whittington 493, Gloria Stanley 434-189.
THURSDAY NIGHT BOWLERS: Tim Farley 684-267, Chad McCormick 662, Michael Cash 244; Bernice Davis 581, Pat Freeman 553-216, Sylvia Ficklin 254.
THURSDAY NIGHT PINBUSTERS: Terry Johnson 801-299, Bryon Fuller 704-267; Cheryl Thomas 528-187, Dianne Patterson 499, Charles Reid 189.
THURSDAY SENIORS: Alvin Irvin 676-247, David Hutcherson 658-244, Kathy Jones 552-227, Cathy Grant 541-191, Janice Findley 192, Lynn Abercrombie 189.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MIXED: Trey Smith 786, Corey Conger 770, Kevin Huffman 290, David Hutcherson 290; Erika Leslie 610-223, Bernice Davis 588-226.
Warner Robins Gold Cup
KINGS AND QUEENS: Tommy Lamb 712, Stephen Lackey, Sr 703-278, Rodell Poole 685-245; Cathy Gould 600-227, Karley Bowie 518-210, Deanna Mines 508.
LADIES NIGHT OUT: Amy Handley 571-225, Sonja Williams 566-235, Loretta Vanhitch 550.
MENS COMMERCIAL: Mike Handley 795-300, Kyle Snell 771, Jimmy Mauro 751, Jeremy Patterson 300.
MONDAY SENIORS: Henry Owens 716-268, Mike Mauro 683-265, John Trichinotis 683-245; Linna Nielsen 558-218, Shari Rawls 538-199, Elaine Rutherford 534.
MOOSE-ETTES: Amy Gorton 423, Susan Dart 403-148, Crystal Cooper 173.
MORNING GLORY: Helga Leahy 552-220, Rita Kelly 520-186, Annette Smalling 205.
NEW KIDS IN THE ALLEY: Mark Petit 768-280, James Copeland 717-277, Bernard Height 270; Trellis Hamilton 695-265, Cady McRight 653-226, Tracy Gassett 245.
TOWN AND COUNTRY: Tommy Lamb 737-300, Jerry Dudley 691, Paul Higgenbotham 280; Cathy Gould 594-236, Michele Sierak 573, Sharon Aman 256.
TUESDAY MENS HANDICAP: Armando Moore 682, Rodell Poole 616, Ryan Nolan 277.
WEDNESDAY SENIOR WONDERS: Mike Mauro 654-236, Henry Owens 632-233, Jerry Dennison 211; Shari Rawls 529, Arlene Todd 525, Linna Nielsen 223.
Gold Cup Youth
GOLD CUP PEE WEES: Christian Dimuzio 184-102, Warren Maske 180-96, Carson Morgan 175-104; Makayla Bridendolph 167, Jordin White 159-86, Kali Smith 86.
GOLD CUP BANTAM/PREPS: Jayden Smithberger 355-129, Jonathan Taylor 271-109, Antonio Ashford 270-141; McKenna Hendrix 364-147, Harlee Bridendolph 341-133, Dana Mae Hendley 337, Erika Mines 142.
GOLD CUP JUNIORS: Austin Amaral 551-219, Nathan Johnson 551-205, Clay Jeter 538, Stephen Brown 209; Shiann Williams 459-165, Rachel Bolt 445-158, Willow Handley 410-165.
GOLD CUP SENIORS: Timothy Wilhite 703-254, Michael McCoy 547-183, Wesley Handley 510-191; Raven Wright 485, Keeley Smith 449-193, Kathrine Hofmann 202.
AFRC: Bob Walker 742-278, Duane Hall 669-245, Jimmy Jean 586; Celena Wilson 706-247, Willa Martin 512-198, Patty Sveda 494-182.
CHARITY LEAGUE: Gene Lehman 652-231, Jeff Herman 650-242, Pete Zuromski, Jr 222; Si Dyer 522-201, Casey Anderson 518-201, Maria Branch 505-199; Brando Murphy 503-183, Anthony Molargik 417-155, Austin Zuromski 320-121; Brando Murphy 503-183, Anthony Molargik 417-155, Austin Zuromski 320-121; Brittany Molargik 456-168.
FRIDAY MIXED: Steve Putnam 743-267, Billy Kountz 726, Nick Nicholson 708; Amanda Ross 650-235, Carolyn Helmick 588-212, Amber Lethco 577.
INTRAMURALS: Armando Moore 676-268, Chris Blake 673-247, Andrew Hust 643-246; Glenda Manning 518, Valerie Jackson 514-191, Sandra Hernandez 200.
TUESDAY MORNING LEAGUE: Nan Luna 499-182, Cindy Lopez 478, Eve Bucholz 172.
TUESDAY PETERSON POINT: Todd Manning 794-300, Cady McRight 733-279, Jimmy Jean 701.
RYA BANTAM/PREP: Bryson Bueno 335-156, Holden Conlon 318-122, Louie Harris 305-125; Dakota Rowley 250-101, Molly Crabb 246-110, Jocelyn Rowley 231-101.
RYA JUNIOR-SENIOR: Micah Spears 661, Dylan Fiveash 517, Michael Jackson 224; Cara Stasel 575, Hannah Deleon 497, Leah Spears 200.